Calling All Aspiring Entrepreneurs!
Have you ever looked at a product on the shelf and thought, "I could have come up with that!" You may have often found yourself thinking about how you could modify a product and make it even better. Have you ever stood in line at an event and found yourself thinking of unique ways of making the world more productive? Joining the WCPS Aspiring Entrepreneurs competition is a chance for your voice to be heard!
Having a solid plan can take a good idea and make it great. Participants will:
- Complete the Interest Form by January 10, 2020 to have a community business member matched with you as a mentor.
- Complete a Business Plan for your invention, product, or service concept.
- Students who submit an interest form prior to the deadline will receive an email that includes instructions and contact information for their mentor who will assist throughout the process.
- Work with a mentor to refine a Business Plan and submit the final version by March 1, 2020.
The process will mirror the development process in the real world. Remember - great visuals, including videos, will strengthen your pitch and breathe life into ideas that begin as mere seedlings.
NOTE: Finalists will be notified on March 17th with detailed instructions for developing a pitch for the Finale on May 19, 2020.
Be sure to contact the Aspiring Entrepreneurs Competition Coordinator in your school when you have questions. A panel of judges will review each application based on the criteria in this rubric and select eight to be presented. Be prepared to give your pitch in three minutes or less and be ready to respond to questions for up to five minutes.